Why Finance Commission Chief Arvind Panagariya Would Vote For The First Time In Lok Sabha Elections

Sixteenth Finance Commission Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Friday said that he would be casting his vote for the first time when Delhi goes for poll on May 25. Arvind Panagariya tells why he is a first time voter.
_Arvind Panagariya

Finance Commission Chief Arvind Panagariya (File Photo)

New Delhi: Sixteenth Finance Commission Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Friday said that he would be casting his vote for the first time when Delhi goes for poll on May 25.
Why Would Arvind Panagariya Vote For 1st Times? He Tells
"The young are not the only first-time voters. 50 years after becoming eligible, I am excited to be voting for the first time this election season. Can't wait for the day Delhi votes!!," he said in a post on X.
Panagariya, a Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University (USA), served as the first vice chairman of the NITI Aayog between January 2015 and August 2017.
Born in September 1952 Bhilwara, Rajasthan, Panagariya was appointed Chairman of 16th Finance Commission in December last year.
Lok Sabha Elections In Delhi
The Election commission of India (ECI) announced dates of voting and results for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The upcoming Lok Sabha Polls in the national capital will be conducted in a single day, in Phase 6. All seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will witness voting on May 25. The notification will be issued on April 29 and the last date for filing nominations is May 6. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is May 9.
Seats In Delhi
The fight in the capital city is for seven seats. These seats include Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi and South Delhi. West Delhi Lok Sabha seat is the largest among the seven in terms of number of voters. The constituency has 24.93 lakh voters followed by North West Delhi, the only reserved constituency in Delhi, having 24.76 lakh voters. The New Delhi seat is the smallest with 14.83 lakh voters.
Counting Of Votes
The counting of votes for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections are scheduled to take place on June 4. With 13,637 polling stations, approximately 1.5 crore people are eligible to vote, encompassing 80 lakh males, 67 lakh females, and about 1200 electors of the third gender to elect their Members of Parliament (MPs).
(Inputs from PTI)
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